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National Health Insurance Scheme in the pipeline

The government would introduce a national health insurance scheme for citizens in the future, Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday. He said so in answer to a question raised by UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana why the government had not thought of introducing such a scheme in order …

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President calls for common stance by Govt on SAITM issue

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have said the government should project a common stance on the SAITM issue instead of ministers making contradictory statements. The Cabinet discussed this matter yesterday amid ministers expressing various views on it. Ministers like Rajitha Senaratne and S.B. Dissanayake are in favour of SAITM …

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Academic activities suspended at Moratuwa Uni

Internal academic activities at the University of Moratuwa have been suspended for a period of two weeks from due to the spread of dengue and viral flu. Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Ananda Jayawardena said that the decision was taken in order to control the situation which has affected …

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RS 7.5 Billion loss as a result of foreign education

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayaka said the country loses a massive Rs. 7.5 billion annually due to students going abroad for higher education at foreign universities. “Large sums drain out from the country annually as there is not enough room for higher education within the country. …

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Deadline for university applications postponed

The University Grants Commission (UGC)  has taken the decision to postpone the closing date of accepting applications for entrance to university, our news sources said. The Commission announced that the closing date has been postponed till July 07. The decision was made in light of the ongoing postal strike. The closing …

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Grade 1 admission applications deadline extended

The Ministry of Education announced that the closing date for accepting applications for 2018 admissions to Grade 1 in state schools has been extended till July 10, 2017. The closing date was previously set for June 30, 2017. The Ministry instructs parents who have not submitted application forms yet to …

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Sri Lanka establishes a Technological University

Sri Lanka’s has established a degree granting Technological University specialized in technology, engineering for students passing the GCE Advanced Level examination. The Technological University has been established with funds of Sri Lanka Telecom, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando informed the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting yesterday. …

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President addresses teacher shortage issue at provincial schools

President Maithripala Sirisena has called for ending the teacher shortage at provincial schools and emphasized to implement an independent method in filling of teacher vacancies and transferring of teachers. The President held a meeting with Provincial Chief Ministers and the central government ministers at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday focusing …

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Dhana Saviya distributes plants among schoolchildren

A distribution of plants among schoolchildren was organized yesterday by the Primary Industries Ministry’s ‘Dhana Saviya’ programme under the auspices of minister Daya Gamage at Marassana National School in Hewaheta. Carried out on a concept by central provincial councilor Shanthini Kongahage, the occasion was also graced by MPs Mayantha Dissanayake, …

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